Events, Flora and Courses

Public art, lectures, seasonal blooms, family adventures and courses — there is always something happening at VanDusen. See what’s on now and coming up soon.


Spring Bonsai & Flower Exhibition

Saturday, April 27 2019 - Sunday, April 28 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Metro Vancouver Gardening Society

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VanDusen Plant Sale

Sunday, April 28 2019 10 am - 4 pm

This will be the Plant Sale’s 41st year! Thousands of plants for sale.

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May Bird Walk

Saturday, May 11 2019 10 am

Enjoy a guided tour at VanDusen Botanical Garden, seeking out the bird species that make their home in this beautiful, 22-hectare garden.

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VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club Show

Saturday, May 18 2019 - Sunday, May 19 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Join the VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club for their annual show.

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Chinese Penjing Society of Canada - Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, May 25 2019 - Sunday, May 26 2019 10 am - 4:30 pm

Join the Chinese Penjing Society of Canada for their annual event.

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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver - Show & Sale

Saturday, June 8 2019 - Sunday, June 9 2019 10 am - 4:30 pm

Join the Desert Plant Society of Vancouver for their annual show.

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June Bird Walk

Saturday, June 8 2019 10 am

Take a guided tour through VanDusen and learn about the native bird species that make their home in the garden

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Bloom Calendar


Friday, December 21 - Wednesday, March 20 2019

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.

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Wednesday, March 20 2019 - Thursday, June 20 2019

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…

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Thursday, June 20 2019 - Friday, September 20 2019

Summer in the Garden features vibrant colours and fragrant smells for our visitors to enjoy.

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